Friday, March 20, 2015

Foodie Friday: October Coffee House, Kota Kinabalu

Lifestyle cafes in Kota Kinabalu are springing up like mushrooms after the rain. There are more and more options of these cafes opened lately and honestly to say, it's kinda hard for me to chase up sometimes. Just when you notice there was one just newly opened in Lido Plaza, but the reality there are three cafes within the vicinity. And so far, I have only been to few of them and hopefully more to come in future.

Out of few cafes I visited previously, October Coffee House is the one recommended by majority of the netizens. They said October Coffee House serves the best and finest coffee in Kota Kinabalu town and without hesitation, I decided to give a try.

Up to date, October Coffee House has three outlets located at three different location; first one in Peak Vista, second one located in Wisma Merdeka Food Court but only for take-away and for the latest one located in Jalan Gaya.

October Coffee House - Peak Vista
The Peak Vista
Lorong Puncak 1, Tanjung Lipat,
88400 Kota Kinabalu,
Opening Hours: 11am until 10 pm (Closed on every Wednesday)

KK October Coffee House - The Peak 02
#1: Menu written on the blackboard

KK October Coffee House - The Peak 03
#2: Love the way they decorated these colourful mugs

KK October Coffee House - The Peak 05
#3: Pastries

For the very first time my visit to this coffee house, I dated both bloggers Cutebun aka Sherrie Pui as well as popular and well-known travel blogger from Korea, Runaway Juno for this coffee session. Luckily we went there earlier cause the place always packed.

KK October Coffee House - The Peak 01
#4: Hot cafe mocha

KK October Coffee House - The Peak 04
#5: Bruschetta topped with creamy cheese and tomatoes

Initially when I asked the staff about Bruschetta, they told me these grilled bread served with  minced beef but since I can't have beef, I asked whether can I have without the beef, the staff smiled and said ok! Even without the minced beef, oh my goodness, these bruschetta still taste so delicious. I can't wait for more.

I love almost everything about this coffee house except for one, it's really hard to find parking especially during peak hours. 

October Coffee House - Jalan Gaya
Jalan K.K. Bypass, 
Pusat Bandar Kota Kinabalu, 
88000 Kota Kinabalu, 

During the Chinese New Year holidays, one of my BFF came back from Singapore and hence, we decided to do cafe hopping. We noticed the latest October Coffee House outlet is located right in the middle on Kota Kinabalu town and straight away we went there right after our dinner.

KK October Coffee House 01 - Jalan Gaya
#6: Instead displayed on blackboard, this outlet's menu is printed mug-shaped wood

KK October Coffee House 02 - Jalan Gaya
#7: The mugs tree

KK October Coffee House 03 - Jalan Gaya

KK October Coffee House 04 - Jalan Gaya
#9: Browse the menu, make your choice, order and pay at the counter

KK October Coffee House 05 - Jalan Gaya
#10: Meals for four of us

KK October Coffee House 06 - Jalan Gaya
#10:  Caramel Macchiato

KK October Coffee House 10 - Jalan Gaya
#11: Green Tea Latte

KK October Coffee House 07 - Jalan Gaya
#12: French Toast

KK October Coffee House 08 - Jalan Gaya
#13: Chocolate moist cake

KK October Coffee House 09 - Jalan Gaya
#14: Cheese cake


 October Coffee House - Jalan Gaya
#15: Bonding time with my mom on Good Friday holiday. Their green tea latte is awesomely good and look at their pretty cute coffee art. Meow :3

And for your information, based on the survey done by for Favourite Coffee Cafe in Kota Kinabalu, October Coffee House ranked as the No. 1 best coffee in town. They even beat the international coffeehouse chain such as Starbucks and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Well done, October Coffee House!

Now, I can't wait to return to this October Coffee House for more.


  1. Oh, I didn't realise these are called lifestyle cafes. Grin - there are heaps here in Melbourne, hope you had the chance to visit some when you were here.
    P/s - was it to celebrate someone's birthday? Those were candles on the cake?

  2. I love the decoration there. So many cups. Colorful too.

  3. Photo num 5. It is very good that they are accommodating to customers request. If i every go there, i will drop by the place. My husband and son would love it

  4. I really like the ambiance and decorations. I could sit there for hours.

  5. I like the mugs tree.
    After reading your recommendation, it makes me also want to go there…Haha..
    I will try to ask my friend bring me to there when I go KK. If not, I will try for the one in Wisma Merdeka first :)


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